Electricity sapped by illegal connections, Eskom powerless

schumi

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A raging battle over electricity has left hundreds of homes in Ivory Park, east of Joburg, in the dark for a month now.

Residents of Nzo Section in the sprawling township have watched in awe and anger at their electricity being illegally diverted to informal areas sprouting near them.

And their situation will probably not return to normality soon as Eskom employees are too terrified to move into Ivory Park and disconnect the illegal connections.

“They climb over the poles and make their own connections. Our transformer burst on March 18 because it does not have the capacity to supply us and the squatter camp,” said a Nzo Section resident.

“We have been using candles ever since. Our budget for food has doubled.”

An elderly woman said: “We have no problem with them being here because it’s not our land that they’ve occupied.

“But if they want electricity, they must speak to Eskom. They shouldn’t do what they are doing. We’re not fighting them, we just want our electricity back.”
More at : https://www.iol.co.za/saturday-star...-illegal-connections-eskom-powerless-14557305
 

oober

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Our maid is affected by this. She is using a gas stove we bought her last year. Don't see how this is ever going to be resolved.
 

Mephisto_Helix

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Army is doing squat, send them in to cut the illegal BS and then post them at points to deter the bastard thieves. Professional victims in this country
 

Lupus

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Happens all over, drive by townships and see hundreds of connections running into them. Sometimes through metal bridges
 
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